Curriculum Vitae and Professional Summary of Nikos Fokas

Professor of Sociology


Date of Birth:        October 6, 1952         Place of Birth: Budapest, Hungary

Office Address: Faculty of Social Sciences, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest 1117. Pazmany Peter setany 1/A., Hungary, Phone: (361) 209 0555/6841, (361) 209 0555/6823, (361) 209 0555/6820, Fax: (361) 37 22 912

Email: fokata.bt@chello.hu, fokasz@ludens.elte.hu

Current Position:

2009-              Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Eotvos Lorand University of Budapest

2004 –             Director, Research Institute of Greeks in Hungary,                            

School Attended:

2008.               DSc, Doctor of Science, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

2003.               Habilitated Doctor, ELTE

1997.               PhD. of Sociology

1987.               Dr Univ., Mathematical Methods in Sociology

1971 –1977.    MA. Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Eotvos Lorand University of

Employment History:

2008                University of Athens, Master program of Southeastern Europe

2007                University of Athens, Postgraduate program of Political Sciences

2004 –             Research Institute of Greeks in Hungary, Director                             

1987 –             Institute of Sociology, Eotvos Lorand University of Budapest, Professor of   Sociology

2002 2004     University of Athens, Postgraduate program of Political Sciences

1997 2001     University of Athens, Postgraduate program of Political Sciences

1993 1996 Dept. of Political Sciences, University of Miskolc, Miskolc, Hungary (part time job)

1992 1993     Dept. of Social Policy, Jannus Pannonius University, Pecs, Hungary, (part time job)

1979 – 1987.   Institute of Sociology, Eotvos Lorand University of Budapest, Assistant professor

1977 – 1979     Computer Applications Research Institute, Scientific Co-worker

Research Fields:

Diffusion of Social Innovations

Social Networks

Nonlinear Dynamics in Social Sciences

Chaos and Fractals in Sociology

Political Clientelism

Social Research Methodology

Economic and Social History of Modern Greece

Comparison of Economic and Social Development of Greece and Hungary

Research Experiences:

2008 – 2011                Dissemination Processes in Media, OTKA program

2003 –2006                 Chaotic Dynamics and Selforganizing Networks, OTKA program

2006                           Civil War in Greece, Research Institute of Greeks in Hungary,

1999 2002                Nonlinear dynamics and fractal sets, OTKA program

1999                           Chaos and fractals in the Society

1996 – 1999.              Fractals in Social Sciences, OTKA program

1993 – 1996.               Balkan Network: Scientific Cooperation and Exchange on Social and Political Research in the Balkans           

1993 – 1996.               Politia: Consolidating Democracy. A Joint Project on Social and Political Research in the Balkans

1992 – 1996.               Social, Economic and Cultural Conditions Related to the Introduction of Free Economy in Hungary

1991 – 1994.              Political elite in Greece from Historical Perspective

1991 – 1994.              Problems of the Measurement in Social Sciences

Teaching Specialization:

Diffusion of Innovation, Dissemination Processes in Media, Political History of Modern Greece, Political Parties in Modern Greece, Social History of Hungary, Introduction to the Mathematics, Theory of the Probability, Mathematical Statistics, Game Theory In Social Sciences, Introduction to Chaos Theory, Fractals in Social Sciences

Teaching Experiences:

2008                          University of Athens, Master program of Southeastern Europe

2007                          University of Athens, Ph.D Program, Dept. of Political Science

2002/2003.                University of Athens, Ph.D Program, Dept. of Political Science

2001-                         Communication School of Budapest, Hungary

2001/2002.                University of Pecs, Dept. of Sociology, Hungary

1998/1999.                University of Athens, Ph.D Program, Dept. of Political Science

1997/1998.                University of Athens, Ph.D Program, Dept. of Political Science

1996/1997.                University of Athens, Ph.D Program, Dept. of Political Science

1995/1996.                University of Athens, Dept. of Political Science

1979 -                        Eotvos Lorand University of Budapest, Institute of Sociology and Social Policy

1993 – 1996.              University of Miskolc

1992 – 1993.              Janus Pannonius University, Dept. of Social Policy, Pecs, Hungary

Society Memberships:

1993 -                       Greek Political Science Association

1991 – 1994             Hungarian Political Science Association

1991 -  1994             Hungarian Economic Science Association

1983 -                       Hungarian Sociological Association

Fellowships:       

2006               University of Athens, Dept. of Political Science, Program Erasmus

2005               University of Athens, Dept. of Political Science, Program Erasmus

2004               University of Athens, Dept. of Political Science, Program Erasmus

2003               University of Athens, Dept. of Political Science, Program Erasmus

1998 – 2001   Szechenyi Professor Fellowship

1997               University of Athens, Dept. of Political Science

1997               University of Amsterdam, Tempus

1996               University of Athens, Dept. of Political Science

1995               Democritos University of Trace

1994               Lambrakis Research Foundation, Athens

1991               Laboratory of Demography, Paris, France

1990               Foundation for Mediterranean Studies, Athens

1988               Foundation for Mediterranean Studies, Athens

Other Activities:  

2000              Invited to the 1st Conference of Greek Scientists living Abroad (HELLADIA), organised by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the Presidency of the Greek Republic, Athens 13-15 April 2000.

1997 -            Hungarian Sociological Review, Editor

1993 – 1997   Replika, Hungarian Social Science Quarterly, Editor

1987 Winner the “Erdei Prize” (For the best young Hungarian sociologist of the year)

List of publications

Books

1983               Bevezetes a matematikai statisztika tanulmanyozasahoz (Introduction to the Studies of Mathematical Statistics), Institute of Post - Graduate Studies, Budapest,

1985               Bevezetes az adatkezelesi technikakba (Introduction to the Data - Processing Methods, Institute of Post - Graduate Studies), Budapest,

1988               Adatok, függvenyek, ertelmezesek (Data, Functions, Interpretations), Text—book Publishing House, University text - book of the Eotvos Lorand University of Budapest

1991               A gazdasagi novekedes es gazdasagi fejlodes meresenek problemai (Some Problems of the Measurement of Economic Growth and Economic Development), Textbook, Publishing House University textbook of the Eotvos Lorand University of Budapest

1993               Adatok, fuggvenyek, ertelmezesek (Data, Functions, Interpretations), OMIKK, TARKI,2nd

1994               Politikai klientura Gorogorszagban (Political Clientelisme in Greece),(ed.) December, Replika

1997               Rend es kaosz (Order and Chaos) (ed.) Replika Books

1998 Magyarorszag tarsadalomtortenete (Social History of Hungary after a World War Two), (ed. with Antal Orkeny) tom 1. Uj Mandatum, Publishing Co.

1999             Kaosz es fraktalok (Chaos and fractals. Introduction to the mathematics of chaotic dynamical systems for sociologists), Uj Mandatum Publishing Co.

1999              Magyarorszag tarsadalomtortenete Social History of Hungary after a World War Two, (ed. with Antal Orkeny) tom 2. Uj Mandatum, Publishing Co.

2000              Kaosz es fraktalok (Chaos and fractals. Introduction to the mathematics of chaotic dynamical systems for sociologists), Second Edition, Uj Mandatum Publishing Co.

2000              Magyarorszag tarsadalomtortenete Social History of Hungary after a World War Two, tom 1-2. Second Edition, Uj Mandatum, Publishing Co.

2002              Robinsontol a tozsdeig (From Robinson to the Capital Market, Some Problems of the Measurement of Economic Growth and Economic Development) Uj Mandatum, Publishing Co.

2003              Kaosz es nemlinearis dinamika a tarsadalomtudomanyokban (Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics In Social Sciences), Typotex Publishing Co.

2004              Istenek nelkul (Without Gods, The Rise of the political camps in Greece), National Textbook Publising Co.

2006             Koszonjuk Magyarorszag (Thank you, Hungary! Greece refugees after the Civil War in Hungary).

2006             The role of Greek Merchants in Hungary, Budapesti Negyed

2007             Political clientelisme as a social network in Greece (ed.) Uj Mandatum Publishing Co.

Articles

1989               Mas a valosag? (Is the reality different?) Vilag 6. 15. 1989.

1989               Gorogorszag a valsag küszoben? (Did the Greece reached an economic crisis?) Figyelo 11. 2. 1989.

1990               Mennyit erünk? (What is our value?) Magyar Nemzet    11. 5. 1990.

1991               Politikai partok es politikai hetkoznapok Gorogorszagban (Political parties and Political Everydays in Greece) Magyar Nemzet 6. 25. 1991.

1991               Partok es taborok (Political parties and mass cleavages during the transitions to Democracy in Greece), Vilag    7. 3. 1991.

1991               Hullamzo partharcok es tartos eroviszonyok. Politikai hetkoznapok Gorogorszagban (Waves of Party Strife—Sustained Balance of Forces) Tarsadalmi Szemle  No. 10. 1991.

1991               Atmenetek a demokraciaba (Transitions to Democracy in Greece from a Historical Perspectives) in Csendes? Forrradalom? Volt? Twins Konferencia - Füzetek No 3.

1992               A Balkan alulnezetben (The Balkan Peninsula from worm's - eye view) Magyar Narancs 27. 5. 1992.

1992               Gorogok es macedonok (Greeks and Macedonians) Magyar Narancs    10.12.1992

1992               Politikai tudat-politikai emlekezet (Political consciousness and political remembrance) Cafe Babel  No. 3-4. 1992.

1993               A macedon kerdes - gorog szemmel (The macedonian question - from greek's view) Hiany  No. 2. 1993.

1993               Gorog ut a diktaturahoz Hiany No. 5. 1993.

1993               A gazdasagi feljettseg meresi skalairol (About the measuring scales of international comparison) in. A meres problemaja a tarsadalomtudomanyokban OMIKK, TARKI, Budapest, 1993.

1993              Lathatjuk-e ha jon? Determinizmus, kaosz, elorejelzes - egy uj termeszettudomanyos paradigma tarsadalomtudomanyi vonatkozasairol. (Could we have seen it coming? Determinism, Chaos, Prediction - About the Application of a New Scientific Paradigm in Social Sciences) Replika, November, 1993.

1994              Fraktal kep(telenseg)ek, (Fractal Images)  BUKSZ,  1994. Spring

1994              Ujabb front? (A New Front? About a Greece - Albania Relationships), Beszelo,  September, 15, 1994.

1994              Fejcsere, (Change of Head?) Beszelo, October 6, 1994.

1994              Te kire szavazol? (Who are you voting?) December, Replika 1994.

1995              Maskent Europa (An other Europe), Beszelo,  July, 6, 1995.

1995               Fraktal - tarsadalom, (Fractals and Society) ABCD, II. No. 4.

1996             Fractals and Political Clientelism, Balkan Network, Newsletter, Issue No5, August 1996.

1997              A tarsadalom gocsortos fai? Bevezetes a fraktalhalmazok matematikajaba (Introduction to the Mathematics of Fractal Sets) in Rend es kaosz (Order and Chaos) Replika Books

1997              A europai nemzeti es regionalis vasuthalozatok fraktal szerkezeteről (On the fractal structure of European and Regional Railways Networks) in. Rend es kaosz Replika Books

1999              Bekeharc, (Battle for the Peace) Elet es Irodalom, 1999. April 23.

1999              Balkan, (Balkan) Elet es Irodalom, 1999. September 17.

2002              Nemlinearis idosorok – a tozsde kaosza? (Nonlinear time series – Chaos in Capital Markets?) , Magyar tudomany, 10. szam

2003             Nemlinearis idosorok – a tozsde kaosza? (Nonlinear time series – Chaos in Capital Markets?) In. Fokasz (ed.) Chaos end nonlinear dynamics in Social Sciences, Typotex Publishing Co., Budapest

2004             Dinasztiak, (Political Dynasties in Greece) Elet es Irodalom, 2004. March 5.

2004             Kettos allampolgar vagyok (I’ve got double citizenship) Elet es Irodalom, 2004. November 26.

2004             Ground-Sea, Diffusion processes in the daily press, Szociologiai Szemle, No. 4.

2005             Κοινωνία της Επικοινωνίας (Society of Communication) In. The Rise of Political Camps in Greece Kafeneio, 2005/4

2006              Making Waves, Dissemination Processes in the Media (With Oresztesz Fokasz) Review of Sociology Vol. 12. (2006) I. 23-32.

2006             Στιγμιότυπα με ιστορικό υπόβαθρο 1989-1990  (Snapshot with Historical Background) In. The Rise of Political Camps in Greece Kafeneio, 2006/1

2006             Εκλογές 1961-2000 (Elections 1961-2004) In. The Rise of Political Camps in Greece Kafeneio, 2006/2

2006             Novekedesi fuggvenyek, tarsadalmi diffuzio, tarsadalmi valtozas, (Growth functions, social diffusion, and social change) Szociologiai Szemle, No. 3.

2006             A szenzacio, az orokzold es a gumicsont (Sensation, Evergreen,) Jel-Kep No 3-4.

2007            Historical dimensions of political clientelisme in Greece, in Fokasz (ed) Political clientelisme as a social network in Greece (ed.) Uj Mandatum Publishing Co.

2007            Orokzoldbol szenzacio (From evergreen to sensation) In Sandor Peter, Vass Laszlo, Tolnai Agnes (ed.) Magyarorszag politikai evkonyve, Hungarian Center for Democracy Studies

2007            Δημιουγία εντυπώσεων, διαδικασιες διαδοσης στα media (Dissemination Processes in the Media) (With Oresztesz Fokasz) Greek Political Science Review, Athens, Spring

2007            Growth functions, social diffusion, and social change Review of Sociology Vol. 13. (2007) I. 5-30.

2008            Evergreens, sensations and the rest. A quantitative analysis of dynamics of news articles on domestic politics Review of Sociology Vol. 14. (2008) I.

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